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COMPASS – Employability Support

As specialist providers of both recruitment consultancy and advice & guidance services including adult careers advice, Specialist Recruitment & Career Services feel well placed to be able to support jobseekers or those under threat of redundancy in today's job market.

As a business with a number of existing Contracts and Service Level Agreements for the delivery of its COMPASS Employability Support Program, Specialist Career Services has built up an in depth knowledge of what techniques work, lead to success and or outcomes, and meet employers expectations in today’s job market.

With over 10 years experience in professional careers & recruitment consultancy to both the Public and Private Sectors, the COMPASS program is delivered by careers advisers and tutors who are all NVQ qualified in Advice and Guidance and / or  qualified in Recruitment Practice (CertRP / DipRP).  All have current enhanced DBS checks and have been trained in both Child and Adult Safeguarding.

Specialist Career Services is Matrix accredited and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) accredited.  Specialist Recruitment Services are Corporate Members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) with SRS and SCS both being Cyber Essentials Certified Plus.

Our Vision

We feel our product is unique within the market place as it facilitates the adults who register with us a full program of impartial, tailored and individual advice with the aim of guiding them in to new employment which fits their requirements in terms of working hours and remuneration along with their future career goals.

We can help you across a number of core curriculum areas

  1. Realistic Career / Work Planning taking in to account Personal Circumstances, Health Conditions including Wellbeing and Disabilities.
  2. Full Diagnostic Skills Assessment (National Careers Service Skills Health Check, BKSB, I could Buzz Quiz, Learn My Way).
  3. Identification of Primary & Secondary Barriers with Guidance on how to overcome them.
  4. For those that feel they are not work ready we will promote the Development of Skills and Experience via Supported Accredited Training and Work Experience.
  5. The development of Attitudes & Values for Personal Development including Resilience Techniques.
  6. Job Hunting Skills; CV’s, job application techniques (including speculative, online & CV upload to job boards), plan & make a journey, prepare for & attend an interview, follow up techniques, using feedback to improve, negotiating a job offer, how to review an employment contract & accept the job.
  7. Self – Assessment via the development of a ‘Careers Scrap Book’ which will be kept as a personal record of achievement throughout the program but also promoted as a tool for self-management of the customers career post program.

We can help you to

  • Know your strengths & importantly your skills
  • Develop action plans to help you reach your goal, and monitor your progress
  • Keep going with our help and support via follow up appointments and the Compass help line
  • Secure the right role (based on your skills) with the help of a dedicated consultant

Want to get new skills, or do some training?

  • Choose what you want to learn, where you can study and the costs involved
  • Help to find funding for your course if you are eligible

With individual one to one programs costing from as little as £50 + VAT per hour is this a potential future investment that you can ignore?  Or if you are a welfare to work or training provider relying on work / employment outcomes to generate your funding, can COMPASS help you to achieve this as part of your clients curriculum of support? 

Compass programs designed for specific customer groups are also available to Jobcentre Plus via the Department of Work & Pensions, Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS 2).

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